Holy Week & Easter 2024

St Joseph's Church sign
St Joseph’s Church sign with Mass times

During communion, please take the host on the hand for the safety of the Celebrant, Eucharistic Minister and vulnerable members of our Congregation.

PALM SUNDAY 24th March, 2024

Saturday Vigil
6.30pm Blessing of the Palms  & Reading of Passion Gospel

7.30am Blessing of the Palms & Reading of the Passion Gospel
9.30am Blessing of the Palms & Reading of the Passion Gospel
11.00am Blessing of the Palms & Reading of the Passion Gospel

HOLY WEEK (Monday 25th March – Sunday 31st March, 2024)

(There will be no morning or mid-day Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday)

Monday: 25th March, 2024
8.00am: Mass
7.30pm: Communal Celebration of Reconciliation

Tuesday: 26th March, 2024
8.00am: Mass

Wednesday: 27th March, 2024
8.00am: Mass
12.10pm: Mass
7.30pm: Meditation on the Passion

Holy Thursday: 28th March, 2024
4.00pm:  Celebration of The Lord’s Supper
7.30pm:  Celebration of The Lord’s Supper
(Followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 9.30pm) 

Good Friday: 29th March, 2024
10.00am:  Stations of The Cross
3.00pm:  Celebration of The Lord’s Passion
(No Masses celebrated on Good Friday)

Holy Saturday: 30th March, 2024
7.30pm: Vigil of The Resurrection
(No other Masses on Holy Saturday. No Vigil Mass at 6.30pm)

Easter Sunday: 31st March, 2024
Masses:  7.30am, 9.30am, 11.00am

Monday: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
Tuesday: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
Wednesday: 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Holy Thursday: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
Good Friday: After the 10.00am Stations of The Cross and
after the 3.00pm Commemoration of the Passion
Holy Saturday: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

EASTER WEEK (Monday 1st – Saturday 6th April, 2024)

Monday to Friday: 8.00am
Extra Masses will be celebrated on Wednesday & Friday at 12.10pm
There will be no Exposition, Benediction or Reconciliation

Saturday: 8.00am & 6.30pm Vigil

Saturday: 4.00pm

As the church endeavours to respond to the Covid Virus crisis we as a parish community commit ourselves to providing an environment which will promote the physical health and wellbeing of all people especially the elderly and vulnerable in our society. We recognise the inconvenience and challenges associated with this response and the indefinite timeline placed before us. We pray daily for those whose lives are impacted through contracting the Covid Virus and the medical staff and families who care for them.